Indian cricket fraternity extends Diwali greetings to fans
On Monday, Indian cricketers took to social media to send their Diwali wishes to their fans. India’s star hitter Virat Kohli has spoken his well after an 82* 53-ball winning match against Pakistan in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup which was nothing short of a Diwali gift for his fans .
“A very Happy Diwali to you all. May the Festival of Lights bring you peace, joy and prosperity,” Kohli tweeted. Indian fly-half KL Rahul also took to social media to extend Diwali wishes to all his fans.
“Happy Diwali to all of you, all your families and loved ones. May the light of this auspicious day bring with it health, prosperity and peace to all,” Rahul tweeted. India’s former mid-tier hitter Suresh Raina sent his well wishes to his fans, tweeting, “Celebrating this great festival of lights, love and happiness with my loved ones as we remember fond memories of my dad and of how Diwali would have been warmer and brighter with his presence. Wishing you all a fun and prosperous Diwali #HappyDiwali.”
India fly-half Shubman Gill also wished his fans a very “Happy Diwali filled with peace, love and joy”. “On this joyful occasion, I wish you a very happy Diwali filled with peace, love and joy,” Gill tweeted.
Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh also wished his fans a happy Diwali. “ll Happy Diwali l With best wishes to you and your family, “Wishing you a very happy Diwali, the festival of light and happiness. May Goddess Lakshmi increase your happiness, prosperity, health and bliss in Diwali with wealth, splendor, fame and opulence,” Harbhajan said in a tweet.
The Festival of Lights marks Lord Ram’s return to Ayodhya after a 14-year exile. Across the country, people are celebrating the occasion in special ways, including drawing rangolis, hosting Diwali parties at home, and baking delicious food and sweets.
Hindu mythology states that Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya on Diwali after killing Ravana and spending 14 years in exile. People make wishes of health, wealth and prosperity to gods Lakshmi, Ganesh and Kubera as part of the festival of lights. With Dhanteras or Dhan Trayodashi as the first day and Bhai Dooj as the last, the Diwali festivities last for five days. Govatsa Dwadashi signifies the start of Diwali in Maharashtra one day earlier. The festivities began on October 21 in Maharashtra. Drik Panchang predicts that the five days of Diwali began on October 22 and will end on October 25. (ANI)
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